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EA claims FIFA 12 outselling PES 25:1

"It's unbelievable."

FIFA 12 outsold PES 2012 by a factor of 25 to one based on equivalent first weekend sales, claims EA.

Speaking in an interview with GamerZines, EA Europe VP Keith Ramsdale hailed the publisher's remarkable turn-around in the annual FIFA vs. PES tussle.

"When you look at Pro Evolution Soccer versus FIFA, only five years ago in the UK PES was outselling FIFA. On its first weekend like-for-like we've just outsold PES by 25 times," he said.

"That's a sign of the momentum and the fanbase and community behind FIFA, and let's be clear, an absolutely kick-arse game. It's unbelievable."

Earlier this month, EA announced that the latest iteration in its footie franchise sold 3.2 million units worldwide in its first week on sale.

PES 2012, on the other hand, entered the UK chart in fifth place this week, three spots below FIFA in its third week on sale.

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